Teenager grew cannabis at home

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THIRTEEN cannabis plants were found growing in the house of a 19-year-old who has smoked the drug since he was just 13.

The discovery of a number of 4ft plants and smaller ones waiting to be planted on was made by police who raided the house Joshua Lake shared with his mother.

Spalding magistrates heard how Lake, of Baulkins Drove, Sutton St James, had cultivated them from seed to produce the drug for his own use, as he was smoking cannabis almost every day.

He admitted a charge of being concerned in the production of a class B drug.

In mitigation, Charlotte Winchester said Mr Lake had cut down his cannabis use since the raid and was trying to get help.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order and a six-month drug rehabilitation order and ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the plants and growing equipment.